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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Jane Foster

Split’s oldest purpose-built hotel (dating from 1921, hence the Art Deco details) is set in gardens with palms and a small pool.

It sits directly above Bacvice Bay and beach, where locals play picigin (a mysterious ball game) in shallow waters by the beach. The beach is just across the road from the hotel, with some of the rooms boasting lovely sea views.

It’s ideally placed for cultural sightseeing, lying a 10-minute stroll from Diocletian’s Palace.

For an insider’s view of Dalmatian cuisine, join the chef shopping at the morning open-air markets, then enjoy a private Chef’s Table dinner in the evening.

The hotel spa also has an unusual Salt Room – inhaling its saline air is said to relieve lung ailments.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: < 5mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Diocletian’s Palace

Split, Dalmatia, Croatia[0.9 miles]

A vast 3rd-century AD palace was Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement home. It now forms the core of Split’s stunning, UNESCO-listed historic centre. In later centuries, medieval, Gothic, Renaissance and baroque buildings were erected within the citadel’s sturdy white-marble walls.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Bacvice Beach

Bacvice Beach

Split, Dalmatia, Croatia[0.1 miles]

A Blue-Flag, sandy beach in a sheltered bay just a ten-minute walk from Diocletian’s Palace. Locals come here to drink morning coffee at the seafront cafés and play picigin, a bizarre ball game unique to Split.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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Split’s Fish Market

Split’s Fish Market

Split, Dalmatia, Croatia[1.1 miles]

A handsome covered peskarija, popular with the locals, where marble stalls display mounds of freshly caught seafood. Sample the fare at one of the many surrounding cafes and restaurants. Open daily.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Classical gallery stands on hill

Mestrovic Gallery

Split, Dalmatia, Croatia[2.4 miles]

Gallery of Croatia’s best-known 20th-century sculptor Ivan Mestrovic – whose work has been compared to that of Rodin and Michelangelo – exhibits 200 of his works. It’s set in a splendid neo-classical villa, his former summer home, with a lovely café overlooking the sea.

Best for ages: 18+ | £6

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Marjan Peninsula [walking & cycling]

Split, Dalmatia, Croatia[3.3 miles]

A gorgeous peninsula of pines, cypresses and fragrant shrubs, offering fantastic walking and cycling. Just a 10-minute walk from Split’s centre.

Best for ages: 6+ | Free | 5 hours

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Dalmatia, Croatia

With ancient architecture, Adriatic island-hopping and adventure sports galore, Split makes a superb seaside base.

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